Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform)
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 17
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: October 2008
Clone troopers are stationed on Coruscant to maintain order and provide for the many distinguished visitors who come and go from the planet. The troopers must be constantly vigilant against plots and attacks from the Separatists and their supporters.
The Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper is an awesome figure to finally have cast from the Revenge Of The Sith Clone Trooper (III 41) figure mold. And the "41" works well not only in sculpt but in "spirit" too since he is a member of the 41st Elite Corps. We clearly digress. Hasbro has been slowly but surely making each of the Episode III film specific clone trooper battalions in this super-articulated mold. As one of the few clone troopers made available as action figures that actually appeared in the film, it took some time to get the five core clone troopers released by Hasbro (based on a super-articulated mold) including the 2006 TSC [Utapau] Clone Trooper (SAGA 026), the 2007 TAC 501st Legion Trooper Saga Legends, the corrected 2006 TAC Shock Trooper Saga Legends, the Saleucami Clone Trooper from 2007's TAC Treachery On Saleucami Battle Packs) and now this one. As you can see, Hasbro has made the most of this fantastic sculpt, and for us it is an extreme highlight to get the final clone released in this sculpt from Episode III. And it has well been worth the wait. Although this brand of clone was first attempted in the 2005 ROTS TARGET exclusive Clone Attack On Coruscant Battle Packs, it utilized the pitiful 2005 ROTS Firing Jetpack Clone Trooper Deluxe sculpt. This "gray" clone trooper was then shortly reinvented again for the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2] Evolutions set a short time later and became arguably the best one thanks to its great sculpt and awesome battle-damaged details. Now Hasbro has delivered him for the third unique time in 2008's The Legacy Collection. While the Evolutions version is very fine indeed and has a magnificent paint job (this new version is much too clean and nowhere at all dirty as the Evolutions version) with wonderful articulation, it suffers from being the slightest bit too short and having a helmet that appears the slightest bit too big. Since these two aspects are out of scale, the figure looks not as perfect as it could be. A disproportionate action figure always makes us wish for a better version. Plus, there were other details missed on older versions. This has all been resolved with this release.
One of the most important details missed on all other Coruscant Clone Troopers is the “five square dot” pattern across the right breast. This distinct pattern is also replicated on the forearms. This is quite a blatant detail and it’s great that Hasbro didn’t blow it off this time around. It may seem like simple details, but it does wonders for making this clone trooper look so distinct. The pattern is sharp and explicit and it is movie accurate. It may not seem that tiny squares could do much for a clone trooper but this figure is proof that it does. For the first time, Hasbro has repainted the antenna on the back of the figure to have silver-wash and it works very well. We are surprised that Hasbro expended some cost to paint these accessories. After all, because it is a bulky accessory, most fans display their clone troopers without it. Looking more like the intended original color rather than battle-damage, the antenna is an accessory that we feel never worked too well on any clone trooper released. And the time and attention they gave the antenna would have been much better spent on some dirt or battle-damage on the clone itself, because he is in need of something else more important. The gun is also painted in a similar way. It's been an unfortunate move forward to remove all dirt and battle-damage from the military characters. This is not a good thing. Again, unless a clone trooper is coming directly off of the assembly line, his armor should really show some of the effects and damages of war. A clean clone is aesthetically displeasing and unrealistic. And because it is so easy to dirty the clone troopers, we don't know why this is being omitted, even if it is a cost issue. Moving along, Hasbro ensured further attention to detail. They also made sure to paint the entire surface area of the calves and shins in gray, unlike the Battle Packs version where the backs of the legs were left white. This was a rather glaring error on the old figure and it is much appreciated that Hasbro got it right here. We feel that the underrated Coruscant Landing Platform Clone Trooper has finally received its due credit and while it may not be a 'definitive' version of the figure due to its rather bland paint job, it sure comes close.
Status: Clone Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform) is a rework of 2005's ROTS Clone Trooper (III 41) figure repainted in the colors of the 41st Elite Corps stationed on Coruscant and Utapau as seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right elbow (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, antenna
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: 5D6-RA7 body
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 89594/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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